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Major Microsoft Conference will come to L.A., Generating $45 Million

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Microsoft has decided on Los Angeles for next year's Worldwide Partner Conference, which will bring around 15,000 people to the city, generating 50,000 hotel room nights and $45 million local spending, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today. The move comes as the city tries to also woo Comic-Con.

"LA is a dynamic, exciting city that inspires creativity and innovation," said Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer. "It's an ideal setting for our global community of 15,000 partners from 120 countries to share their ideas and energy for technology and business
opportunities in the years ahead. We look forward to furthering our long, rewarding relationship with the city and community and are sure our partners and employees will make the most of their time in LA."